Can women do apologetics? Should women do apologetics?
These 18 Christian apologetics blogs written by women remind us it is not necessary to be a professional apologist, theologian, scholar or pastor. We can be bold & fearless for the Gospel without seeking formal credentials. Women love theology, church history, and apologetics too.
Be inspired by these Christian apologetics websites – written by women
When I first started apologetics I did not notice the lack of Christian women doing apologetics. I was too busy learning. Eventually, I became aware of it and the need for Christian women to think well about their faith. Christianity needs women to do apologetics, and women need apologetics, too.
So I sought out all the Christian apologetics blogs by women I could find. These 18 women are kickin’ butt and prove apologetics is not reserved for formally trained pastors, theologians, scholars or men.God invites women into a relationship of reason and thinking well with Him, and about Him. Accept His invitation. Click To Tweet
18 Blogs by Christian Women Apologists You Are Not Reading – But Should Be
How I chose the blogs
There are many more Christian women actively engaging in an intellectual faith than what this list implies. I intentionally chose personal blogs from tent-making women apologists (or those who started that way) instead of professional apologists’ websites.
- Written and/or managed by women
- Focus on incorporating Christian apologetics into their ministries
- Are currently-or started out as-lay apologists
It’s hard work running a blog, so I wanted to give them a little recognition. They also serve as a reminder that it is not necessary to be a professional apologist, theologian, scholar or pastor.
Alisa Childers by Alisa Childers
Alisa is a wife, mom, and lifelong church-goer. A former CCM recording artist, she experienced a period of profound doubt about her faith in her early twenties. She now blogs about her journey from unreasoned doubt into vibrant, intellectually informed faith and apologetics, theology, culture, and worship.
Art Is Medicine by Scarlett Clay
Scarlett is an artist in Texas who incorporates apologetics into her art and blogs about art, art projects, and art and apologetics. I love checking out how she incorprates apologetics visually.
Beauty of Truth by Victoria Harris
Throughout college Victoria only remembers being interested in one class: World Religions. After obtaining her undergrad degree in Communications she attended Biola University where she received an M.A. in Christian Apologetics.
Victoria’s passion is to use her life experiences in pageantry, apologetics, and adoption to instill an urgency in others to teach the truth of the Gospel to anyone willing to listen, beginning with children. She and her husband, Tate, are currently finishing their first book on the recent adoption of their son.
Victoria blogs about apologetics, biblical reliability, adoption and identity and teaching apologetics to children.
Christian Mom Thoughts by Natasha Crain
Natasha is a marketing executive who was raised in a Christian home, never really questioning her faith – until she had children and realized she needed to build a Christ-centered home.
She began blogging her questions and her search for truth, went back to college and earned a certificate in apologetics at Biola University and has now authored 2 books with a third in the works. She hosts an active Facebook group discussion for parents – Apologetics for Parents
Natasha blogs about Christian parenting and teaching apologetics to your kids.
Blogging History by J.C. Lamont
J.C. is a historian and literary apologist. She grew up in a Christian home – but with a skewed understanding of God and who He is at the hands of her pastor father who used the Bible and God to condemn her.
A survivor of spiritual abuse, J.C. now writes apologetics, biblically-based fiction telling God’s story in the format of suspense allegorical fiction – proving that apologetics can be incorporated into creative arts. J.C. often blogs about biblical literacy.
Confident Christianity by Mary Jo Sharp
Mary Jo was not raised in a Christian home and lived her life as an agnostic-atheist until high school, when she converted to Christianity. Later in her Christian life she began doubting what she believed was true so she investigated her beliefs.
Now, Mary Jo is an assistant professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University, a speaker throughout North America, serves on faculty with Summit Ministries Student Conferences, and is a guest lecturer with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. She has also authored several books on Christianity and apologetics.
Mary Jo blogs about faith, doubt, and apologetics.
Extra Thoughts by Lydia McGrew
Lydia is a homemaker and homeschooling mom living in the Midwest. She also writes analytic philosophy articles, has a PhD in English and has published Internalism and Epistemology: The Architecture of Reason with her husband, Tim McGrew. Blogging in defense of conservative and unfashionable political positions at her group blog What’s Wrong with the World is one of her hobbies.
Lydia blogs an eclectic mix of apologetics, culture, Christianity and creative arts such as writing and music.
Jean E. Jones by Jean E. Jones
Jean has a background in the tech and medical industries writing training materials and teaching people to use computers. Eventually, she launched a computer consulting business.
Jean began teaching Bible studies and leading small group discussions as a senior in high school, married her high school sweetheart Clay (who teaches apologetics at Biola University) and eventually co-authored Discovering Hope in the Psalms: A Creative Bible Study Experience with best-selling author Pam Ferrill (whose books I have enjoyed immensely).
Jean often blogs about Scripture and incorporating creative arts into your spiritual growth.
Lady Apologist by Heather M. Schuld
Heather Marie Schuldt is a writer, speaker, traveler, evangelist, Christian apologist, wife, mother, friend, and daughter of the King of Kings.
Heather blogs about apologetics, God, creation and history. You can connect with her on Twitter
Mama Bear Apologetics by Hillary Morgan Ferrer & Co.
Mama Bear Apologetics is the “blog-cast” of Hillary Morgan Ferrer and her team of fierce defenders focused on training the Christian mom to equip her kids (physical and spiritual) in how to answer truth claims made against Christianity. Part blog and part podcast, it is perfect commute or carpool listening.
Hillary is also currently working on her first book (so stay tuned!)
Melissa Cain Travis by Melissa Cain Travis
Melissa is a homeschooling mom of two boys and is a scientist and a scholar. She also happens to serve as Assistant Professor of Christian Apologetics at Houston Baptist University and is the author of a series of apologetics storybook series for kids, Science and the Mind of the Maker: What the Conversation Between Faith and Science Reveals About God and is a contributor to the Mama Bear Apologetics blog/podcast.
Connect with Melissa on Twitter
POW Apologetics by Marilyn Joy Tyner
Marilyn has a background as a litigation paralegal and came to the faith through the use of apologetics. She began teaching apologetics at church and then founded TrueWayTracts, producing and distributing Christian apologetics briefs and gospel tracts worldwide. She often writes in parable and metaphorical forms.
Right Angles by Terrell Clemmons
Terrell Clemmons is Lead Blog Editor for the Christian Apologetics Alliance blog and is a full-time wife and mom and part-time freelance writer and blogger. Terrell often blogs about truth and the intersection of culture and Christianity.
Smart Christian by Wanda Zippler
Wanda is a Christian woman who loves reading and wants to encourage others to think more deeply about their faith and the world around them.
Straight Talk with Claudia K by Claudia Kalmikov
Claudia’s background was in sales, business and marketing, before becoming a wife and mother. As an empty-nester, she now holds an apologetics degree and is actively involved in ministry alongside her husband teaching and speaking. She writes often on topics pertaining to truth, faith and reason, apologetics and youth.
Connect with Claudia via Twitter
Think Divinely by Lisa Quintana
Lisa Quintana has a Master’s Degree in Apologetics from Biola University and is a wife and mom. She writes on worldviews and the intersection of culture and Christianity.
Truth, Faith and Reason by Teri Dugan
A former skeptic/agnostic, Teri is a graduate of Biola University’s M.A. in Apologetics Program and a high school Biology, Anatomy and Physiology teacher who teaches apologetics at her home church. Teri writes her blog posts from the cumulative case method of apologetics.
Utah Lighthouse Ministry by Sandra Tanner
Sandra Tanner and her husband Jerald (who went home to be with the Lord in 2006) have been actively working in the LDS mission field over 35 years. They have authored over 40 books on the subject of Mormonism, and also have a bookstore located in Utah. They are well known for their extensive research into Mormon history and doctrine. If you are interested in learning more about Mormonism and witnessing to Mormons, this is your go-to.
By the way – some of these ladies are active participants in our Christian Women Apologists group on Facebook. We are blessed to have them, bounce ideas off of and learn from. Come join us!
If you’re not sure what apologetics is or why you need it, check out our beginner’s guide to apologetics. Looking for some quick tips to help you feel more confident in your faith conversations? We’ve got that, too.
I’d love to hear what you think
Does this list inspire you to take up apologetics and pursue a life of an exciting adventurous faith, putting your mind in service to God? Do you know any blogs not listed here that should be? Let me know in the comments!
Resources I Recommend:
Some of my favorite resources from the women listed above:
Defending the Faith: Apologetics in Women’s Ministry by Mary Jo Sharp, and Talking with Your Kids about God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have by Natasha Crain.
If you only choose one book on the topic of why women need apologetics, Mary Jo Sharp’s is it. If you can only choose one book to get started teaching your kids apologetics – Natasha’s is for you!
Defending the Faith: Apologetics in Women’s Ministry by Mary Jo Sharp
Talking with Your Kids About God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have By Natasha Crain
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